Tuesday, August 22, 2006

PATRICE BERGERON SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Bergeron is turning into a star in Boston. He had 73 points last season on a line with Marco Sturm and Brad Boyes. This line should improve this season, and hopefully make Bruin fans somewhat forget the loss of Joe Thornton. On paper, the Bruins look better than they have in years, with actual depth.
The only problem is the signing of Zdeno Chara at $7.5 million, which was a bone-headed move. Everybody knows that.
Question marks for the Bruins this season will be: 1. Goaltending. Toivonen and Thomas have been great, can they continue their play? 2. Marc Savard. This guy better not cause any problems, and just fit into the lineup. Will Savard play on the top line? Will he be a bonafide baby? I hope not. Hopefully they leave last year's line intact.
The Bruins are on the rise this season and will be very competitive in the Northeast division.

18 Comments:

At August 22, 2006 at 2:12 PM , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

Bergeron deserves a raise, but hopefully it's not more than $2.5 - $3.5 a year. I don't care what the market says. COntracts are way out of proportions to the point it's not even funny anymore. But what's new? It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure that out.

 
At August 22, 2006 at 2:24 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I wonder what he got. It must be at least 2.5!

 
At August 22, 2006 at 2:59 PM , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

This line should improve this season, and hopefully make Bruin fans somewhat forget the loss of Joe Thornton.

That won't do it. They need a lot of liquor fast. That and probably a hammer to the head.

That helps the forgetting.

 
At August 22, 2006 at 3:02 PM , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Oh, and shouldn't "FORMER DANTON AGENT" read "FORMER FORMER-JEFFERSON AGENT"?

 
At August 22, 2006 at 3:08 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Yeah, it could! lol

If the Bruins have serious playoff success this season, the fans won't mope! Kind of like the Oilers winning the Cup in 1990 after the Gretzky trade

 
At August 22, 2006 at 3:26 PM , Blogger Tapeleg said...

Strange two articles to group together. Just saying :)

 
At August 22, 2006 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

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At August 22, 2006 at 3:41 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Actually you're right, so I changed it

 
At August 22, 2006 at 3:47 PM , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Oh, and shouldn't "FORMER DANTON AGENT" read "FORMER FORMER-JEFFERSON AGENT"?

This was about Chara, I guess.

 
At August 22, 2006 at 4:13 PM , Blogger Tapeleg said...

Sorry about that. The first wad didn't look to good for Bergeron.

 
At August 22, 2006 at 6:43 PM , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

6 years and $23.75 million.

Oh the hell with it. Who am I kidding? It's communism at its best in the NHL right now.

 
At August 22, 2006 at 7:59 PM , Anonymous Hodge said...

Long term signings can be a good thing. By the end of the contract the player ends up looking cheap. Nash is a good example.....If he quits getting hurt.

 
At August 22, 2006 at 8:06 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I think it's safe to say that Bergeron is the real deal

 
At August 22, 2006 at 8:16 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

At least when he starts getting 100 points he won't leave Boston for a 6-7 million contract elsewhere.

 
At August 22, 2006 at 9:24 PM , Blogger reality check said...

Boston has definitely improved, but when you look past the second line, and the 4th, 5th, and 6th D, they get real thin fast. Depth is what they lack. At best 4th in the division or 10th in the conference.

 
At August 22, 2006 at 9:30 PM , Blogger zanstorm said...

10th??? Hey, lay off the booze there amigo! LOL!

 
At August 22, 2006 at 11:05 PM , Blogger reality check said...

I'm telling you. Others teams have improved also. Look at their depth chart and see ho it matches up against Buffalo, Ottawa, and Montreal. They are moving in the right direction, but their goaltending is nothing to get excited about.

 
At August 23, 2006 at 1:07 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Well the 3rd and 4th line of Boston isn't any worse than the Flames or Lightning of recent years past.

 

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